Kelly Jo Daniels, age 31, of Mill Street, Cassadaga, NY, formerly of Brocton and Fredonia, NY died Sunday morning, July 20, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier that day.
Kelly was born on November 27, 1982 in Clearwater, Florida, a daughter of Dave and Brenda (Jones) Daniels of Fredonia, NY.
She was a 2000 graduate of Brocton Central School and enlisted in the US Navy where she honorably served as a Machinist Mate 1st Class. Upon her discharge from the Navy, Kelly resided in Jacksonville, Florida, where she managed a Burger King and a Subway Shop. She devoted her life to the restaurant business and excelled as a manager and a cook. She returned to Chautauqua County and worked as a cook/chef at the Rainbow Inn and at the Whiskey Hill Saloon in Cassadaga. Most recently she was employed as the manager of Denison's Food Service, also in Cassadaga. Other than her passion for food service, Kelly enjoyed hunting and fishing and absolutely loved being a Mom to her two children.
Besides her parents, Dave and Brenda Daniels of Fredonia, Kelly is survived by her children, Anastasia and Jillian Bruce; her sister, Stephanie L. (John) Carlton and their children Haylee and Ryder of Fredonia; her 2 brothers, Dave Daniels and his daughter Isabella of Irving, NY and Mark (Autumn Bigelow) Daniels and his children Sydne, Alex and Blake Daniels, all of Brocton, NY. She is further survived by her paternal grandmother, Rita (Voss) Daniels of Dunkirk; and by her longtime love, Pete Galardo of Fredonia.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Vernon and Katherine (Tworek) Jones; and by her paternal grandfather, Albert Daniels.
Kelly's family will receive friends for a celebration of her life as well as a time of reunion and refreshment at the Dom Polski Club, 179 Lake Shore Dr. East, Dunkirk NY on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 2:30 PM until 6:30 PM. If you wish, please bring a dish to pass.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation for the benefit of her children, that can be mailed to Dave and Brenda Daniels, 9675 Lamberton Road, Fredonia, NY 14063.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home, Inc., 56 E. Doughty St., Dunkirk, NY 14048. Log on to www.rmackowiak.com for more information.